Pollicy is a civic technology organization based in Kampala, Uganda. We are passionate about the use of data, design, and technology to revolutionize how citizens and governments interact in Uganda and across the region. More specifically, Vote: Women aims to amplify the promotion of women in Uganda into politics by providing a platform for support every step of the way. We achieve this through capacity development, fundraising, and campaign management using innovation, technology and a sense of community. While only 23 percent of African national parliamentarians were women as of June 2016, Vote: Women aims to empower women to follow their ambitions of civic leadership and women’s representation.
Pollicy is looking to celebrate the achievement that women have accomplished in the past and highlight the potential opportunities that we can do to support more women in leadership positions, and particularly, women leaders focused on women's issues. There is currently little data to show a) the need b) the challenges c) the general overview of issues around promoting women in political positions.
Potential opportunities and areas that we can do to improve
- Low Literacy levels.
- Intimidation within various communities.
- Limited financial resources that can be used throughout the campaign process.
- There is an absence of a focus on gender equality in leadership.
We would like to use these visualizations as a springboard to creating dialogue on women's leadership in Uganda and the overall East Africa region, and from there launch our capacity programs. Next week, we're hosting our first DataLadies Meetup to begin this conversation around data usage and aim to expand this more broadly to aspiring women politicians as well as incumbents to better understand their constituencies. Uganda has had over 130 female leaders in the political sphere since 1962, most of them occupying ministerial positions. In the current Parliament, there are 386 members, of which 135 (34.97%) are women.
We will use numerous methods of dissemination this information:
- Small group meetings to discuss the results
- Print material to share with the 45 CSOs working on women's issues
- Posted on our VOTE: Women website
- Shared on our various social media channels (Twitter and Facebook)
- You can join Viz for Social Good Slack channel #Pollicy to discuss your findings or ask questions
- VOTE: Women's logo here
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Sign up as a volunteer
- Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood and #VisualizeDiversity on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable).
- Mention @DataChloe and @PollicyOrg.
- You can also share your visualization in the insights tab of the data.world
- February 21st, 2018 (11:59 pm PST). If you'd like to potentially be featured by Tableau Public.
- March 15th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST).